SHIJIAZHUANG, November 26, Xinhua -- More than 60,000 hectares of trees have been planted this year near Beijing to preserve water and protect the region's environment, local authorities said Thursday.

The trees have been planted in 47 counties and cities in Hebei Province near the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin, according to the provincial government.

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TIBET, November 23, Xinhua -- Lhalu wetland, situated at the northwest outskirts of Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region,with 3,600 meters altitude, is the highest natural wetland in China.

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CHANGSHA, November 13, Xinhua -- A taxus chinensis tree believed to be more than 1,300 years old has been found during an ancient tree census in central China's Hunan Province, local authorities said on Thursday.

The living tree is located in Shunhuangshan National Forest Park in Dong'an County in the city of Yongzhou. It has a height of 35 meters and a diameter of 2.2 meters, according to the county's forestry bureau.

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BEIJING, November 9, Xinhua -- About 20,000 mu (13.3 square kilometers) of wetlands have been restored in northwestern Beijing during the past decade and the flourishing flora has attracted many birds to the area, local wetland management office said Monday.

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ANHUI, November 2, -- Guniujiang scenic area is a comprehensive nature reserve, and it is also known as “the last piece of virgin forest in the East China area”. With over 1,300 plants and at least 1,000 species of animals, it is known as the "green natural museum".

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